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Caithness & North Sutherland Fund Latest Grant Awards!

13th October 2013

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The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund recently held its 3rd grant assessment round for 2013 awarding over £109K to ten community and voluntary groups for projects that will benefit people living in the Caithness & North Sutherland area.

The grant body which is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority currently assesses applications quarterly and the closing date for the next assessment round is the 1st of November 2013. The Fundís aims are; to increase the attractiveness of Caithness & North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest with particular emphasis on achieving environment, social, culture and infrastructure improvements. Further details about the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund can be found at www.cnsf.org.uk or by contacting Fund Coordinator David Shearer on enquiries[AT]cnsf.org.uk Tel: 07841 204 982.

Awarded Projects

Pentland Firth Yacht Club Ė Training of Sailing Instructors Project £1,290.00
Towards the costs of Pentland Firth Yacht Club undertaking a five year volunteer instructor training development programme.

The Castletown Community Project - Playpark Project £27,000.00
Towards the costs of upgrading the playpark situated on Castletown Main Street with installation of new play equipment for children of all age groups including wet pour surfacing and paths works.

Lybster Outdoor Bowling Club - Lybster Outdoor Bowling Hall Refurbishment Project £4,500.00

Towards the costs of a refurbishment programme of Lybster Bowling Club Hall.
Yarrows Heritage Trust - South Yarrows South Laser Survey Project £3,687.00

Towards costs to conduct a laser scan of the South Yarrows South monument to produce a 3-D digital model of the monument to inform a programme of future excavation projects that will ensure long term survival and promotion of the monument.

Strathnaver Museum - Strathnaver Museum Development Project £22,646.67
Towards costs for a two year Museum Development Project with the appointment of a Museum Development Project Manager to maximise the potential of Strathnaver Museum.

Farr Edge 2000 - Children & Youth Club Project £13,500.00 Towards costs of two sessional youth workers and operating costs for a two year children and youth clubs programme.

South Lybster Residents Group - South Lybster Play Area Project £10,000.00 Towards the costs to renovate the derelict play area site situated at Lybster South and turn it into an attractive community space for residents by installing new play equipment for children of all age groups including installation of gates and improvements to paths.

Pulteneytown Peoples Project - Contracts & HR Manager Post Project £20,000.00 Towards the cost of a new Contracts & HR Manager Post at Pulteneytown Peoples Project Pulteney Centre in Wick for an 18 month term.

Ploughing Championships (Scotland) Ltd - 51st Scottish Ploughing Championships £1,700.00
Towards the cost to include a local primary schools visit on the day prior to main competition of the 51st Scottish Ploughing Championships event held at Stanstill Farm, Bower to explain about the growing of arable crops, demonstrate horse and modern ploughing, what the judges are looking for, and the rural and agricultural heritage of ploughing.

House of Gaelic Ė Melness - Rob Donn - Songs Still Sung Project £5,000.00 Towards costs for a programme of events to celebrate 300 years since the birth of north-west Sutherland bardí, Rob Donn Mackay to revitalise his work through performances and education.

Total £109,323.67

For further information on Caithness & North Sutherland Fund, please see www.cnsf.org.uk or contact the Fund Coordinator on enquiries[AT]cnsf.org.uk Tel: 07841 204 982

 

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